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UUK and the OfS want to tackle ‘low-quality courses’. Where will it end?

“Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time,” Obi-Wan Kenobi tells his young student Luke Skywalker. He is referring to himself and his long-forgotten part in the clone wars.

Veterans of higher education’s quality wars of the early 1990s may be feeling the same way this morning as the Office for Students and Universities UK compete to be seen as the most eager in response to government criticism of “low-quality courses”. UUK released its intentions behind the paywall of The Telegraph yesterday, while the OfS announces its plans this morning.

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